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THE NEXT Catholic Ind
Congress Will be held at PINE ! renj p re?arants i; , , Com .
RIDGE Agency, on July 17 h
18th, and 19th.
With the consent of Rt. Rev. : aild Rey , Fgther V ince
Bishop Marty, this Congress will io , lili;rb order thev eutered tbe
take place at Holy Rosa , nd lhe cboir , om p OSed of
il, ;■ .•.,
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in their Holy Cathol
— — —i — -■—»-.- -- ■-.• ■-- cnurcin ana tne cuoir composed 01
sion, and not at Bear Creek. | til6 lmUan } „, pilg b6ys aad
All the Missionary Fathers and : , i;;ui , :(; , ( ; tosillg u Ecce : , ;:
Friends of the Indians are here- 1 Tbe firgt .. S) twenty
by most cordially invited, (wi,,
P. John Jutz. S. J.
receiving Holy Communion from
the Bishop, during bite Mass a greal
the oiiicr pupils and old In-
dians participated the same bappi-
At the end of ".Mass ourRt.
FORT T.OTTEN N. DAK.
THE 26th of Ma;
festivity and greal Bishop ascended- the ahar and' gave
Fort Totlen Indians, as it b'rouj , ; ; blessing which, during-!
their midst th . !C ] | 1UU i(
loved aad v:e
J. Sbanley, D. i>. whota the\
cepted by a number of
Rock In i here
■ 'J bv .*•
Co!. McLaughlin and Mr?. Ma
Crainsie, botli ladies wh ■
former mis Reservation
and are still devoted work e
interest of the Sioux Indians,
throughout North and South Dakota,.
Monday the 25th, the Indians be-
gan to camp around the Mission of
Our Lady of ! in which
church th'e c >ok place.
25th at 8 v. m.
the Bishop arris'ed to the great jov
of every one. Shortly after his ar-
rival Mr, Canlield's school band se-
• renated him - after which the pupils,
of the Sisters' school offered their
good Bishop their gTeetings, to
which he responded in most Paternal
words, showing the deep interest he
takes in. his Fort Totten children.
The programme for Tuesday the. 26,,
-was as follows — .Mass at (5 ,\ it. by
•iher Vincent, 0. S. B. Pas-
evil's Lake City. At 7 a. M.
•by our Rt. Rev. Bishop and the High
>ur .Pastor Rev.
Father Jerome, O. S B'.. Before
their lives rath'
ftlFtBfu] CO (t.
aftecr a frii
all dispersed, 1I1
dians started For
, EBNES, 0. S. B.
of the Sioux I .
refill to the minds 61
■ • !' bur 1
>efore\ J i -
itit little ehfld
reu, who for the first time ha
oipated in the food of angels, the
Body, aad Blood »£ our deal
and Savior Jesus Christ, the
person of til*.; Blessed Trie
■.who where about to receive in the
Sacrament of Confirmation, t
Ghost, the Third Person of th
ed Trinity. The Bishop's words of
welcome, addressed to our brother
tiie Standing Rock In
to rejoice with us, were, especially,
most-touching and paternal.
After the sermon the Sacrament of
Confirmation was administered ■ to
o:ie hundred and fourtv persons.
Tbe ceremony beiug finished all left
the church mi it-. ■■ as they
had entered a«id walked m proces-
sion to the priest's hous'e. At, three
o'clock the same afternoon our good
Bishop left us.
The Standing Rock -Indians and
all the Indians of
were still camped around the mission
and held their meeting Wednesday
the 27th. ft commenced and ended
of tin :
oertaiu will be received and kept in
every house, -as a precious remem-
' the life of ■
ut was tn
the! Indians are deeph l,is frieuds
S. B. was bo'ri
if seventeen .he I
try for America
New-York Jum . . of labor
Feeling an attra li-. awaited
, : ■ '
work for the gloi} of .God' 1
salvation of souls, he •entered th< nsscattere
novitiate of St. Benedict's Order .jka-V
June 29, 1870, where I
fession June 29, 1871 an
ced his solemn vo . 'ioned Catholics
two years later he was :■
,.,11 the congregation walked by the singing of a hymn in which priest May 28, 1877 and send tl
. Uv the place most dear, to his
heart, bis Fatherland; whore he bless-
: • and only
lerished aon, as a priest
. er 4, 1889 Rev. Father
11 ii i 0. S B. too
- Missions where
he bra been exercising ins zeal and
■ feedn 3j op to the
.tulate the people, of Woort-
socketfoi having in their midst so
holy a. pj Friend.
Lev. Father Claude Ebner
stioti with the Indians for the
interest and has always
continued by his no) -i
helping hand in the work of
their Christianization. This is but a
mere sketch of the life of tl
poor the Father of the orphan,
' the afflicted, the most
".■■nbful friend to d
•ppiness of knowing
i \ especially those who need
has so often expen ■:■•
' . name's day is
•I viot, not being
it week ei
id arrival ,
ing Rock Indians, open air moe;
■ -. we trust not t.
wish him many bapp.. returns.
FORT TOTTEN, N. DAK. MAY 29, 'SfJ.
iding Rock, N.
I know that you will be
m ething about the grand feast
we have had at Fort Totten a few
ago. Last Sunday, the 24ttiinst.
the Indians from Standing
Mist vi time for
kss. You may think how
pleased and surprised I was to see
Mrs. Cramsie and Mrs. McLaughlin
iso undertook such a tiresome
journey- After Mass, those poor
people who had been traveling all
week, started again for the old Mis-
sion, St. Michael's, where there
ioiXT hundred Indians
id, they did not come back
till the following day. Every one
fed to see Mrs. Cramsie
and Mrs. McLaughlin. Monday eve-
< about, 8 p. m. our dear
| Rt, Rev. J. Shanley, 1). D.
whom we had be hrg all af-
ii in arrived. The same evening
itertained him in our school-
room) for a short, time, with our childish
■ of which our Bishop
is that he went to
see the Pope, and that the Pope had
■ .ii be our
mid give us at the end of
'■■ . • .! day. Tuesday morning there
were th iv" m: ises, one at six, one at
seven and one at ten o'clock, the last
by oui Rev, Fa-
ther Jerome 0. S. B. , "We had a proces
sion around the church before Mass and
after Mass St. Joseph's Society went
Sri an St. Mary's Society and the
first Communicants, followed by the
ftlass we had a nice set-
hop, after which we re-
ceived the Sacramento* Confirmation
to the number of one hundred and foity.
We had very unwillingly to bid good-
at fcbree o'clock
oi-noor: same day. Wed
tbe Indian ration, who had
also camped near the school with the
(Standing Rock people, held their meet-
ing on the prairie. It was so very warm
: efore they fii
m came on and the go ii
storrn ceased they returned to their
■ re free to go to all the
shake hands with our friends
Thursday morning the Standing Rock
Indians visited our school, we bade
them good-bye and they started on their
long journey the same day. Mrs. Cram
sie and Mrs. McLaughlin did not leave
before Saturday. It would have pleased
me very much dear Katie, to meet you
also but, let us hope that we may have
leasUre one day and very soon.
Your affectionate little friend
THE SACRED HEART
A Father in the Seminary atPondicber-
ry. India, gives this account of his per-
sonal experience with the Scapular of
the Sacred Heart.
Some years ago the cholera was raging
at Pondicherry. I had some Scapulars
of the Sacred Heart which I had re-
ceivedfrom a missionary. The thought
came to me of fastening them on th-
doors of the houses of the Christians.
From that day there were no cases of
cholera in these houses. But the good-
ness of the Sacred Heart does not limit
itself to Christians. It protects all who
place confidence in it.
A pagan child that comes to the Se.
urinary had often begged me for a Sca-
pular of the Sacred Heart. Fearing a
profanation of it, i hud always refused.
But one day, moved by his child-like
pleadings, I gave him one. after explain-
ing in a few words the mystery of our
Lord's love for men. The child took the
Scapular home and hid it through fear
of his parents. Shortly after he was at-
tacked by the cholera and given up by
Then he thought of the Scapular ho
had secretly hidden. Taking advantage
of a favorable moment, he dragged him-
self to the place where the Scapular was,
laid it on his breast, ai.d with great con-
fidence begged the God of the CI
for that health which his own gods
could not give him.
lat instant, the malady ceased,
his strenght came back little by little,
and in a few hours he was out of danger.
These facts I learned from him when he
came, in his gratitude, to thank me and
iff the Sacred Heart had cured
THE ROSARY AT THE
Napoleon I., in the height of his
prosperity was one night at a thea-
tre in Pans attended by a page, the
young Prince of
The eves of the Emperor roamed
.bsent-mind'ediy around the theatre
and over the assemblage. Several
times they were turned on tl
- tedi rive mood
and was giving but littk •
to the passing sceue. ■
noticed that the young man persistent-
ly kept his hands under the fur cloak
iving upon his knees. Suddenly, he
pluudged his under the cloak and
seized the hands of the page, in which
was a Rosary. At that time the Rosa-
ry was not in very hiii'h honor, and
the Prince expected an abrupt re-
'•Ah! Augustus, 1 have caught
you," said the Emperor to the young
man, who was all confusion. "T
gives me pleasure. You are above
all these frivolities around us. You
have a heart; some day you, will be
Returning him his Rosary, he said:
•■•Continue, I will not disturb you."
The wittnesses of this little adven-
ture did not dare laugh at the words
of the Emperor. The page who pray-
ed so, did become a man! He died
Cardinal Archbishop of Besancon and
left in his diocese imperishable sou
venirs of his piety and benevolence.
One of the most efficacious ways
of honoring our Blessed Lady is by
membership in her Sodality. St. Ber-
nard says: U A Child of Mary shall
THE LITTLE DEAF AND DUMB
1 REMEMBER, says a Reverened Be-
nedictine Father, that in 1860 I visited
an institution for deaf mutes directed
by Sisters. I took the liberty of ques-
tioning a little girl eleveu years old.
Among other things which were perhaps
rather serious for her age, I asked this:
"My child, what is happiness*"
After a moment's reflection, she wrote
out: "tt is the satisfying of ali
of a man's heart."
I said I was satisfied with the reply,
but she alone— the little Christian phi-
losopher—did not seem pleased with it.
She looked thoughtfully at what she
had written, and then all at once rub-
bed it out and wrote in its place these
'Happiness is the possession of God
with a pure heart."
The celebrated Dominican preacher
Pere Lacordaire, was dining one day at
a hotel table in a provincial town. Near
him was a Commercial traveler who
spoke loud enough to be heard in every
part of the dining-room.
It was Friday, and after many witti-
cisms against abstinence, bigotry, super-
stition, etc., aimed at the priest, the
iseTvittg that his words appear -
littie effect, addressed the
religious pointedly as he passed him a
dish of omelet from which he had taken
much more than his share, "For my
part, mom - imeenngly, "1
make it a rule not to believe what I can-
■- I no hat reasonable?"
to the re-
mnant of the oiu. : ! mestion-
er had been considerate enough to leave,
"do you understand how it is that the
fire which makes iron and lead
made these eggs hard!,,
"Upon my word, I know nothing about
it," answered the commercial traveler,
puzzled by this singular question.
"Nor I,'" answered the religious, "but
I see with pleasure that that does not
prevent you from believing in omelets."
AN old man did not believe his wife
could talk to him from a distance of five-
miles. Walking up to the telephone fee
shouted: "Hello. Sarah!" At that instant
lightning struck the wire and knocked
the man down, and, as he scrambled to
his feet, he excitedly cried: "That's Sa-
rah, every time!"
Not long ago a man who had a small
rent got a paint brush and.
shingle and hung out a sign reading:
"To Wrent." Everybody who passed by
had a smile at the orthography, but it
was three or four days before the owner
ventured to ask of a butcher:
••Say, what on earth makes everyone
grin at the sign?"
"Why, its the spelling that gets 'em.".
It was explained that the word "wrent"
was not exactly in accordance with
Webster's latest, and the speller went
"Well, if they are so very particu'ar a-
bout it I can change it."
And he did. Within two hours there
1 was a new sign reading: "Two Let.